The computer is one of the most important inventions of the past century. While it is a magnificent machine, most users treat their computers like a black box. We know how to use it, but little do we know about what is inside. It’s these components that allow us to communicate, run businesses and yes, even surf Facebook.
Computers are great devices, they help managers and employees do their jobs with a level of efficiency that is unattainable without them. Unlike items like paper or pencils which have gone largely unchanged over the past few decades, computers have gotten ever more advanced.
It’s rumored that later this year, most likely in October, Microsoft will release its latest operation system, Windows 8. While a preview version has been available for a number of months, many users have been curious as to how much they’re going to have to pay to upgrade.
One of the hottest trends of 2012 is cloud storage. Managers and employees are enamored with the idea of being able to work together and share documents from anywhere. To make storage and collaboration in the cloud a little easier, Microsoft recently upgraded their SkyDrive service to meet their users’ needs.
Microsoft is a company that’s well-known for releasing many different versions of the same operating system. With the impending release of Windows 8, they’re aiming to slim down the number offered. There will be a core set of features available across all editions, with each version aimed at different markets.
The Windows Operating System is the most widely used OS in the world and many users have adopted, or will adopt, Windows 7 as their main OS. By most accounts, Windows 7 is a stable OS, but it’s an inevitability that Windows 7 and its programs will stop working from time-to-time forcing the user to restart the computer.
On February 29, 2012 Microsoft will launch a Customer Preview of its new Operating System, Windows 8. The Customer Preview, commonly called a Beta, is a pre-release product aimed to let Windows users test and learn the operating system before the release of the retail version, scheduled for late 2012. The OS has been driving lots of interest and businesses are eager to get their hands it.